Microsoft investigating issues with Surface Pro 3 and latest Windows Insider build

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The Surface Pro 3 appears to be having a tough time with the latest Windows Insider builds released to the fast ring. Windows Insider chief Dona Sarkar has now confirmed that Microsoft is aware of the issue and is investigating, and we should know more about what is going on later today.

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A number of users have now reported issues getting their systems to boot with Windows 10 Insider builds 16362 and 16288, both of which were released to Skip Ahead and Fast Ring users, respectively, last week. In separate threads on Reddit and the Microsoft Answers forum, Surface Pro 3 owners say that their devices won't move past the boot screen. The automatic repair tool also appears to get stuck, and resetting has no effect.

Unfortunately, if you're currently hitting a wall with your Surface Pro 3, the only option to return to working order appears to be reinstalling back to a production build using a USB recovery key. You can find the ISO files you'll need, as well as instructions on how to get started at Microsoft.

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